Interesting facts about taxes

Benjamin Franklin said that nothing is inevitable in life except death and taxes.

The stormy reforming activity of Emperor Peter I demanded huge expenses. Therefore, the tsar established the position of profit workers, whose main duty was: "to sit and fix the profits for the sovereign, " that is, to look for sources of replenishment of the treasury.

In 1698, Peter I introduced a duty for wearing a beard. Everyone who paid the tax received a special "beard sign" with the words "money taken". Only peasants could wear a beard for free, but only in their own village. At the entrance to the city, they paid one kopeck "from the beard."

In the 18th century, the inhabitants of a German city paid a tax on sparrows. The owner of each house had to kill 12 sparrows, for which he received 6 kreutzers from the state. Failure to provide the required number of killed birds was taxed at 12 kreutzers.

Peaceful life for the citizens of the Republic of Guinea is not cheap. For each year without war, a tax of 700 Belgian francs is taken.

A tax on hats was introduced in England in the 17th century, each resident of the city had to pay 2 pounds a year for the right to wear this headdress, and a resident of the village - 5 shillings.

Since 1980, in the Swiss cities of Geneva and Zurich, a noise tax has been imposed on every aircraft taking off.

It is interesting to struggle with tax evaders in the Indian city of Rajahmundri. Under the windows of the debtors, specially hired musicians beat drums at night. Soon, revenues to the city's budget increased significantly.

Scientists who have received the Nobel Prize have been paying taxes since 1986. The only exception is when money is donated to charity.

In the 18th century in Sweden, women were given the right to vote. But only those who were in guilds and paid taxes could use it.

In the USSR, unmarried men and unmarried women aged 20-50 had to pay the bachelor tax, which was 6% of income.

In Egypt, belly dancers are taxed. Moreover, this is the fifth most important source of income in the country. Only the Suez Canal, tourism, oil and cotton exports give more profit.